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Old 01-12-2014, 18:56   #1
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As I notes earlier this week the diagnosis ha really rattles me. While only 3 years ago I had no signs of the disease, I was overweight. The last 3 years I have been eating horribly! This week I have lost 7 lbs and my fasting bsl went from 164 when diagnosed to 118 today. My post meal dinner last night at 9 was 100. Dr Oz says that people with a lot of belly fat can actually reverse the disease (don't know about that) but I am hell bent on staying on a low cal, low fat, low carb diet till I lose at least 75 lbs. I pray to god that this will put me back in good sugar levels without meds. I have heard the wake up call loud and clear and will eat healthy the rest of my life.

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As I notes earlier this week the diagnosis ha really rattles me. While only 3 years ago I had no signs of the disease, I was overweight. The last 3 years I have been eating horribly! This week I have lost 7 lbs and my fasting bsl went from 164 when diagnosed to 118 today. My post meal dinner last night at 9 was 100. Dr Oz says that people with a lot of belly fat can actually reverse the disease (don't know about that) but I am hell bent on staying on a low cal, low fat, low carb diet till I lose at least 75 lbs. I pray to god that this will put me back in good sugar levels without meds. I have heard the wake up call loud and clear and will eat healthy the rest of my life.
Sounds like you're on the right track, good for you. You have the wrong idea about fat though. Carbs make you fat, fat makes you thin:-)

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And Dr. Oz is a celebrity talk show host - he checked his medical credentials at the studio door. Don't believe a thing he says.




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And Dr. Oz is a celebrity talk show host - he checked his medical credentials at the studio door. Don't believe a thing he says.
Never seen his show, but curious and googled him. Amazing!


"According to The New York Times, Dr. Oz is "one of the most accomplished cardiothoracic surgeons of his generation." Over the course of his career, he has performed 5,000 open-heart surgeries, has successfully transplanted people's lungs and is just generally in the upper fraction of the top one-tenth of a percent of doctors you want standing over your split-open chest cavity in life-and-death situations. While that description would admittedly make a pretty badass business card, there's no way it would fit with all the other things he's accomplished, even if you only count stuff he did while I was taking naps.



Oz graduated from Harvard before moving over to the University of Pennsylvania, because they have the best business school in the world and he wanted to earn an MBA while going to medical school, in case the whole "being the world's best heart surgeon" thing didn't work out. He completed his five years' worth of schooling in three, which is the fastest time allowable before they start checking you for wires to make sure you're not a robot from the future."....



Read more: 6 Dumb Celebrities Who Are Way Smarter Than You Think | Cracked.com

His Wikipedia credentials are pretty impressive as well.

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Don't even get me started on the ethics of Dr. Oz.
- And if you're eating low carb and low fat, hunger's going to be a problem. High fat is what keeps us feeling full while eating low carb.

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Don't even get me started on the ethics of Dr. Oz.
- And if you're eating low carb and low fat, hunger's going to be a problem. High fat is what keeps us feeling full while eating low carb.
I'm bowing out gracefully, now! Never have seen his show. Lol

I'll let those that have, duke it out.

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Just because Dr. Oz was/is a great surgeon, he isn't necessarily right on everything. Just saying....

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A great surgeon doesn't mean a great TV host. Remember he has sponsors and advertisers to keep happy.

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Don't even get me started on the ethics of Dr. Oz.
- And if you're eating low carb and low fat, hunger's going to be a problem. High fat is what keeps us feeling full while eating low carb.
You really need to pay attention to what Mary said above. IMHO people who are on a low carb-low fat diet are doomed to failure. It is basically called a stravation diet and very few if any people can maintain it.

As many on this website say dietary "Fat is our Friend".

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You will find it impossible to eat low fat, low carb for your lifetime. If you lose weight that way you will gain it back the moment you stop. However, if you eat low carb high fat, you will lose the weight and keep it off. Your choice. Fat isn't evil.

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